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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading? | G.I. Joe
G.I. Joe

Writers: Various
Art: Various

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra kicked off a whole new rebooted GI Joe comics series at IDW, but it begins with the imaginatively titled “Movie Prequel”, which does the single-issue-single-character schtick across four instalments. Duke gets a bad parachute jump and a jungle mission; Destro goes to Paris for an illegal arms deal; Baroness plans a daring heist on the Italian Riviera; and Snake Eyes prevents Russian terrorists from blowing up a dam and kidnapping the US Vice President. Snake Eyes actor Ray Park was apparently so taken with the character that he collaborated in the writing of further issues.


The four-issue series leading into Retaliation, on the other hand, zooms right in on Dwayne Johnson’s Roadblock, because we NEEDED to know where he came from. Turns out Snake Eyes was his Joe sponsor, and he earned his stripes following a prolonged battle with the Red Ninjas that spanned Eastern Europe and Egypt. We also learn about Roadblock’s early years on the streets of Washington DC.

The Rock has yet to start writing his own GI Joe comics, but when he does we're sure they will put boots to asses.

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1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16

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